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Precision Measurement Articles and White Papers

Since 1939, our precision measurement team has compiled a wealth of knowledge about subjects within the precision measurement industry. Take a look at some of our latest articles.

A robust quality control system should have controls in place to ensure that calibration accuracies and/or expanded uncertainties are sufficiently small so that the adequacy of the measurements made is not affected. The terminology utilized for the adequacy of the measurements has evolved over the years and can be a…

Warranty claims and recalls can quickly eat into your bottom line. Not to mention the risk of serious injury to your customers when a product fails. While not all claims and recalls can be avoided, using an embedded ISO 17025 accredited calibration provider for calibration and quality control can help…

Can using a single source calibration provider help with audits? If you’ve ever been through an audit, you know that the goal is to get the auditor the information that they need quickly and get them out the door. These days everyone has too much work to do and not…

The process of servicing and calibrating a video or optical measurement system is significantly different than a traditional calibration. When looking for a calibration provider there are some things that you should be aware of so you can ensure that your equipment is well taken care of and can provide…

How often are you having to replace load cells? You may be using the wrong load cell. Do you have load cells that repeatedly fail and need to be replaced? In most applications, a properly specified load cell should last for years. Picking the wrong one for your application can…

The need for data is increasing daily. This is just as true in a weighing process as it is in anything else in today’s world. We need information, we want it to be accurate and we want it fast. Real-time communication between devices, data collection, and process automation are just…

It’s no secret that it’s getting harder everyday to find good people to fill job openings in your facility. When you are running short on people and time, Cross Precision Measurement has a number of options available to help get the job done without compromising on quality. Outsourcing Calibration &…

When lead times are long, regular maintenance and repair can prolong the life of your equipment If you’ve attempted to order new measurement equipment recently you have likely run into long lead times on orders due to the current supply chain issues. If equipment fails before you receive your replacement…

How to decide if X-Ray or CT Scan is right for your parts inspection process If you need to check inside your part for defects such as cracks, voids in weld joints, or misalignment, using non-destructive technologies like X-ray or CT scanning are great options. They allow you to see…

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Did you know... the precision measurement group at Cross was founded in 1939 by our current CEO's grandfather, Jim King. That's a whole lot of calibration!
Did you know... A fingerprint weighs about 50 micrograms. We know, we weighed it! The residue left from a finger can actually make a difference in weight results which is why we wear gloves when we calibrate weights. For reference, a sheet to paper is about 4.5 grams, that’s 4.5 million micrograms.
Did you know… Cross Company is an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan). Our ESOP started in 1979 and as of 2006, we are a 100% employee owned! Learn more about our ESOP and how that benefits both team members and our customers.
Did you know… Cross Company has grown significantly since our start in 1954. Over the years we've acquired 26 companies! Today, our five groups have expertise in everything from industrial automation to precision measurement, and industry knowledge going all the way back to 1939.